Jim’s Gym keeps boxing vision alive

Rick Rae’s dream will be carried on by son at a different Parksville gym

Genesis Boxing Club will have a new place to call home as Jim’s Gym has stepped up and will offer two boxing classes a week

Rick Rae’s dream of a boxing gym will live on through two boxing classes a week at Jim’s Gym.

For the longtime Genesis Boxing and Fitness owner, who passed away unexpectedly last October, Rae loved having a place where he could share his passion for the sport of boxing with anyone that wanted to give it a shot.

With Genesis Boxing now closing it’s doors, Jim and Kit Miller of Jim’s Gym in Parksville have stepped up to have two boxing classes a week in their facility, which gives Rae’s vision a chance to live on.

“This is a really great thing,” Carol Rae said. “To have Rick’s vision of helping the youth of the Oceanside area and continue finding the same passion in boxing he had, it’s very exciting to see it carried on like this.”

Rae’s son, Richie Rae, will be a familiar and welcome sight at Jim’s Gym, leading the boxing classes Tuesday evenings, with classes for boys age 14-18 and women.

Call 250-248-3144 for more information.

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